Shoppingtown Theatre 1-2-3-4

3691 Erie Boulevard East,
Dewitt, NY 13214

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rivest266 on September 4, 2013 at 11:03 pm

December 26th, 1968 grand opening ad uploaded here.

crunchocky on September 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Correct address for this theatre was 3691 Erie Boulevard East, the current site of the mall’s Chili’s outparcel. The Chili’s replaced this theatre when Hoyts and then mall owner Wilmorite elected to move the theatre into the basement in 1997.

Syraflix on September 13, 2011 at 10:11 am

By the way, I could have sworn it was still a twin in 1983 when Jedi played, although it was definitely a quad by the time of Cocoon in 1985.

Syraflix on September 13, 2011 at 10:08 am

“It was operated as a fourplex until the Shoppingtown was converted into a mall.”

What does this mean? Shoppingtown was always a mall.

The map is also way off. Shoppingtown is the gray area near the end of Erie just north of Genesee Street. IIRC, the cinemas were just north of Grenfell Rd, about where Dick’s Sporting Goods is today. I watched a few movies there including Return of the Jedi and Cocoon.

crunchocky on July 18, 2010 at 5:17 am

Hoyts did operate this theatre after buying it from Loews up until their mall basement 10-plex (now the Stadium 14) was ready (it would have to be sometime in the mid ‘90s up until October of 1997).

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 18, 2010 at 4:05 am

Can’t believe this theatre opened with two musicals in each theatre,Stupid booking or either you folks up there like musicals!

joemasher on February 22, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Even as a quad, this was a great theater. All 4 auditoriums were pretty large and had great presentation. Loews was the last operator. When Hoyts bought all of the Loews operations in Syracuse, this one closed, I believe.

exit on November 4, 2007 at 4:29 am

Anyonr have any pictures of this theatre?